Tower of Shadows

Quiet Grove

A shady grove of mighty oaks surround a quiet pond. Layers of leaves are illuminated by the light of the morning sun. Light pours down from above, warming the forest floor below. The delicate notes of songbirds float in the cool, still air. A path leads south to a clearing.

A place such as this might have been used in times past for handfasting ceremonies, possibly by pagans.

handfast \Hand"fast`\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Handfasted; p. pr. & vb. n. Handfasting.] To pledge; to bind; to betroth by joining hands, in order to cohabitation, before the celebration of marriage.

betroth to promise "by one's truth." Men and women were betrothed when they were engaged to be married. This usually took place a year or more before marriage.

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